Social Studies Chapter 6 Section 1

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Global Studies 1 Honors: World History: Chapter 6, Section 1: Terms, People, Places

Sheikh

ruler of each tribe;

Sheikh

chosen from one of the leading families by a council of elders.

Quran

the holy book of the religion of Islam

Islam

means peace through submission to the will of Allah.

Hijrah

The journey of Muhammad and his followers to Madinah is known as this.

Hajj

The pilgrimage to Makkah that all Muslims are encouraged to make at least once in their lifetime.

Shari'ah

The law code that was developed by scholars after Muhammad's death;

Shari'ah

it provides believers with a set of practical laws to regulate their daily lives;

Shari'ah

based on scholar's interpretations of the Quran and the example set by Muhammad in his life.

Muhammad

born in Makkah to merchant family;

Muhammad

became an orphan at age 5; grew up to become a caravan manager;

Muhammad

married Khadija, his employer, who was a rich widow

Bedouins

Muhammad soon began to win support from people in Madinah, as well as from Arabs in the desert, known as these;

Bedouins

Arabs who lived in the desert who supported Muhammad.

Khadija

Muhammad's employer;

Khadija

rich widow

Muslims

Those who practice the religion of Islam are called this.

Arabian Peninsula

The Arabs lived here;

Arabian Peninsula

a desert land sorely lacking in rivers and lakes.

Makkah

The Arabs trace their ancestors to Abraham and his son Ishmael, who were believed to have built here the Kaaba;

Makkah

The Kaaba is located here

Madinah

"the city of the prophet";

Madinah

Yathrib

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